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Zayn Malik has covered a classic Elvis track, and the internet is really divided on it

Oh Zayn.

IF YOU’RE GOING to cover an Elvis track, you’d better be prepared for backlash.

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In fact, you’d want a fairly thick skin to endure the level of criticism which will likely be levelled at you for daring to take on any of The King’s tracks, so shout-out to Zayn Malik who is probably in the height of it today.

Yesterday, the former One Direction member took to Twitter to inform fans of his Can’t Help Falling In Love cover, and reaction has been mixed, to say the least.

With the Bradford-native set to release his second album later this year, fans and followers are fairly convinced the cover will likely appear on the follow-up to his debut album.

Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala Source: UPI/PA Images

And while some people sound like they’re weak for it, others are struggling to get on board with the 25-year-old’s interpretation of the 1961 track.

We mean, there’s been talk of ‘insults’, ‘butchering’, and, well, ‘vomit’, if we’re being honest here.

While the track has amassed less than half a million views on YouTube since it was uploaded yesterday, the comment section is a war zone.

Here we’ve got Team Zayn.

So creative. This man is a genius.
I love how he made it sound like a complete different song, he owned it! I love twenty one pilots’ version too. Elvis must be all smiles rn. (sic)
Zayn slayed this cover!!

And here we have Team Elvis.

I love Zayn and think he is an incredible artist but he has butchered the song, I couldn’t listen a full minute. It’s awful. He hasn’t captured the emotions or feelings of the song and he is trying to turn it into a stupid r&b song when its supposed to be a ballad.
I know this is his cover and arrangement but still you should not change masterpiece like this. Original is so unique you shouldn’t change it this drastically.
I love Zayn but I don’t understand why he changed the song like that. It’s one of my favorite songs and I feel like he ruined it.

And now for your opinion…

Source: zayn/YouTube

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